Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally!



Finally a decent (through the window) shot of the purple finch.  They are much deeper in color than the red finch and have that sexy eye patch thing.  I have decided that the red house finch is like the girl or boy next door and the purple finch is like the characters out of Twilight!  (YES, I am STILL on travel...but I love my readers so much I spent time creating pre-posts..or perhaps they are post-posts?)

And below is a photo of the same bird on a page from The Birds of America by James Audubon that was given to me for long-term loan by my neighbor!


9 comments:

deb colarossi said...

thank you !!!!

Hilary said...

Such a pretty critter. I hope you're enjoying your travels.

Brian Miller said...

what a beautiful shot...love their colors...

slommler said...

Beautiful!!!! Well captured!
Hugs
SueAnn

Deborah Carr said...

Red birds bring such cheer.

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent finch pics.

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful....and I thank you.
You are missed...

Kerry said...

I am always so excited when a purple finch decides to pay us a rare visit.

Hope your extensive travel is going well, that hubby has some fishing stories to tell, that you have had a wonderful time revisiting old friends and wasn't there also a country-home in the plans? Why, you'll be gone for weeks and weeks!

Deborah Carr said...

They are quite the dapper little fellows, aren't they?